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File #: 2017-0167    Version:
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 4/3/2017 In control: Law and Justice Committee
On agenda: Final action: 4/24/2017
Enactment date: 4/27/2017 Enactment #: 18503
Title: AN ORDINANCE prohibiting the King County department of adult and juvenile detention from releasing a juvenile in its custody to law enforcement without a court order and from allowing custodial interrogation and the waiver of any Miranda rights until after a juvenile consults with an attorney; and adding a new chapter to K.C.C. Title 2.
Sponsors: Dave Upthegrove, Larry Gossett, Jeanne Kohl-Welles
Indexes: Adult and Juvenile Detention
Attachments: 1. Ordinance 18503.pdf, 2. 2017-0167_SR_Juvenile Interrogation.docx, 3. 2017-0167_ATT2_Proposed_Motion 2017-0032.pdf, 4. 2017-0167_ATT4_Right To Counsel Process-Notification-Revocation.pdf, 5. 2017-0167_ATT5 2016 Secure Admissions.pdf, 6. 2017-0167_ATT6 Map-Admission Counts by King County Zip Code.pdf, 7. 2017-0167_ATT3_Striking Amendment Ritzen, Brewer, Ritzen edits 03-09-17.docx, 8. 2017-0167 Revised SR Juvenile_Interrogation.docx, 9. 18503 Amemdment 1 4-24-17.pdf
Staff: Doss, Greg
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AN ORDINANCE prohibiting the King County department of adult and juvenile detention from releasing a juvenile in its custody to law enforcement without a court order and from allowing custodial interrogation and the waiver of any Miranda rights until after a juvenile consults with an attorney; and adding a new chapter to K.C.C. Title 2.
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STATEMENT OF FACTS:
1. The King County department of adult and juvenile detention operates a juvenile detention center at the King County youth services center in Seattle.
2. Juveniles may be detained at the juvenile detention center following an arrest for allegedly committing an offense or on a warrant; pending trial, as part of a sentence or as part of an order sanctioning the youth for violating the terms of probation.
3. Juvenile nonoffenders, including truants, at-risk youth, children in need of services or dependents, who violate a court order or are arrested on a warrant may also be detained at the detention center.
4. A juvenile in detention will attend school and have access to a wide range of programs and services with a focus on rehabilitation, not punishment, and ensuring community safety.
5. King County is committed to helping youth involved in juvenile court develop into healthy, productive adults.
6. A juvenile in detention does not have a parent or other guardian available to help ensure that the juvenile is treated fairly.
7. The department of adult and juvenile detention maintains the following visitation guidelines for juveniles in detention: visits may be up to thirty minutes long; each youth may have visitors up to three times per week; only parents and guardians and children under the age of eight may visit; and no food, clothing, money or personal items may be brought into the visiting area.
8. Notwithstanding its visitation guidelines, the department of adult and juvenile detention permits police officers and detectives to question juveniles in detention and obtain confessions from the...

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